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Andrew's Gaming/Streaming Rig
by infidusandrew
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Description

Removed all hdd racks.

Front mounted radiator used as intake. Planning on replacing the included fans and buying two extra for a push/pull configuration.

SLI is not out of the question in the future.

Uploaded the finished build. Will be overclocking and recording temps soon.

PSU is overkill. I know.

Details
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle28.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load71.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.08Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.21Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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mousseng [1 Build] 4 points 18 months ago

I dig it. 1200W seems a bit over-the-top, do you plan on adding more 680s in there (or replacing it with a GeForce Titan)?

Also, is this just for streaming or will you be recording/editing as well?

 
 
infidusandrew [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks. It is a little overkill. I do plan on adding more 680s in the future when prices drop.

This is for streaming as well as recording and editing. I stream on a regular basis but would like to learn some video editing. I'm also a huge photography buff and already do a lot of picture editing.

I will post some completed pictures when my wires come.

 
 
mousseng [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

Cool, cool. I don't think 680s will drop much in price for a while, but I get the feeling a single 680 should be more than enough until then (plus, that'll let the power supply sit in silent mode under most circumstances - I think the fan only kicks in at about 500W?).

Out of curiosity, where are you getting the cables from?

 
 
infidusandrew [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

yea the power supply is very quiet right now. unfortunately it's getting this rather annoying hum when powered on. you can't hear it over the fans when the machine is powered on but you can definitely hear it when the machine is powered off. I'm going to RMA to see if it's any better.

For the cables, I ordered these: http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/psu-accessories-1/professional-series-gold-ax1200-individually-sleeved-modular-cables-white.html .

 
 
Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

I'd love to know what you think of those cables. I'm planing on the 750 version and the red ones.

 
 
infidusandrew [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 18 months ago

I got them earlier today and finished installing them with some rather lengthy cable management process. But I am quite happy with the looks and feel of them. I would definitely reccommend them.

 
 
Superiorem 4 points 18 months ago

My name is Andrew. This is nearly exactly what I would build. I love the case especially.

WHO ARE YOU

 
 
infidusandrew [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 18 months ago

Well. I'm Andrew. I could be you?

 
 
Superiorem 1 point 18 months ago

Apparently so.

 
 
miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 2 points 18 months ago

Bum bum BUUUUUUUM!

 
 
Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

I like the placement of the radiator, but I'm curious where you will mount the HDD and SSDs.

 
 
mousseng [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

Well, there's already two SSDs mounted on the back of the motherboard tray. I'd wager he'll use a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter for the HDD - I think the R4 comes with a hotswap adapter for just that.

 
 
Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

Cool

 
 
infidusandrew [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

I did use a 3.5'' to 5.25'' adapter for my HDD. Unfortunately the R4 did not come with an adapter. I ordered a cheap kingwin adapter and it works perfectly. I will update with more pictures later on this weekend.

 
 
miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

Sounds nice, but why use the front mounted radiator as intake? You're literally blowing hot air into everything else on your case. If it's not too much of a hassle for you, try switching the fans around to exhaust and see if there's any temperature difference.

 
 
Booth21209 2 points 18 months ago

Better to have an intake blowing in slightly hotter air than to have dust being sucked in through every crevice because of the lack of pressure.

 
 
infidusandrew [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

My thought process is that pulling cold air outside of the case to cool down my cpu will result in better cooling. I don't worry too much about the heat inside as I have 2 exhaust fans.

When I'm finished overclocking I will def record temps and try another configuration.

 
 
Kruziik_Kel [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

Realistically it should make little difference though I personally would have gone with a high end air cooler apposed to a Closed Loop like the H100, being that they perform very similarly but the conductive fluid used in these Closed Loop units can pose obvious problems in the event of a leak and well im sure you can imagine that when a proper CPU block for a custom loop costs about the same as an H100 that the Pump, Rad and Block are not of the best quality.

 
 
LiquidArrogance [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

We have insanely similar setups! This is cool because the only other color combo I considered was white and black . . . this gives me a pretty good picture of how mine would've looked had I done that :)

 
 
infidusandrew [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 18 months ago

I'm very big on aesthetics so when I picked up the Fractal Design R4, I went with the black and white. I'm very pleased at how it turned out. I'm looking for a white led lighting solution atm. Any ideas?

 
 
skyfox64 [1 Build] 1 point 17 months ago

NZXT HUE LED Controller, and just set it on white at whatever brightness?

 
 
PacificNic [2 Builds] 1 point 17 months ago

NZXT does Sleeved LEDs. They offer white and many other colors. You can also get the HUE controller which gives you the option to select virtually any color. I've done my research :D $2,000 and I can get started on my own beast! :)

 
 
AsianlyLegit 1 point 18 months ago

Hey I was just wondering how much slack do you have on the tubes of the H100. And do you think the "http://www.swiftech.com/H220.aspx" would fit? Thanks.

 
 
Superiorem 1 point 18 months ago

How do you like the case? Is it actually really quiet? Is it worth looking into this case, or should I stay with more "mainstream" (non silent) options?